Re: Vista Default Printer disappears need a local fix.
Yes you are correct, this is a function of the remote client software, it's
not a spooler issue.
Sign up for Windows 7 Beta releases and give this OS a ****l. This is not
MS support and evidently there have not been many complaints on this.
But email product support and tell them you'd like a fix for this in Vista.
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"JW" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Looking for a true Microsoft type fix. Microsoft should have had a fix
> for this by now. What we have come up with so far in our case is:
> This is a function of the new Remote Desktop client. What is happening is
> that when you remote into a Vista PC it tries to set your local default
> printer on the remote box. When the session is ended, it is not getting
> the remote PC default printer set back. The next time someone logs in
> local it looks for the default printer (which exist on another PC,
> possibly at home) and when it cannot find it, it defaults to the first one
> on the list. I am looking for the correct solution but all of the
> solutions I have come across so far also have side effects. The best one
> so far is a group policy setting that would keep the remote desktop client
> from trying to remap the printer.